Features of OpenFlight



The OpenFlight User Suite is a collection of tools for streamlining the management of a research environment.

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  • Non-intrusive System
    • Won't get in the way of your existing environment
    • Optionally configure the environment to activate upon login
    • Built-in documentation
  • Install, Manage and Maintain HPC Applications Using a Variety of Software Ecosystems
    • Multiple Software Ecosystems
      • Conda
      • EasyBuild
      • Gridware
      • Modules
      • Singularity
      • Spack
    • User-level Software Configuration
    • Global Software Configuration
    • Airgapped Ecosystems (leaving your PATH clean and simple)
  • Prepare, Create and Access a Variety of Desktop Environments with Out-of-the-Box VNC Support
    • Multiple Desktop Types
      • Chrome
      • Gnome
      • KDE
      • Terminal
      • XFCE
      • xTerm
    • Assisted Desktop Configuration (install dependencies with a single command)
    • Automated VNC Server Configuration

The OpenFlight Stack provides key resources and configuration assistance for creating a research environment.

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  • Simple & Clean AWS & Azure Images
    • CentOS 7
    • CentOS 8
  • AWS & Azure Research Environment Deployment Templates
    • Network
    • Gateway Node
    • Compute Nodes
  • Resource Deployment
    • Platform-Agnostic Deployment
  • Research Environment Configuration
    • Ansible Playbook
    • NFS Server & Client Setup
    • Repository Configuration
    • SLURM Queuing System Controller & Compute Setup
    • Automatic OpenFlight User Suite Configuration
    • Additional Customisations and Setup

The OpenFlight Community provides support, documentation and research into all things HPC.

  • Documentation
    • Research Environment Design Considerations
    • Build Guides for AWS & Azure Research Environments
    • Usage of OpenFlight User Suite
    • Example Workflows for Common HPC Workloads
  • FlightPapers
    • In Depth Explanations and Examples of Processes & Usage
  • Forums
    • Personal Support
    • Completely Free
    • Helpful & Friendly
  • Demos & Bootcamps
    • Example Research Environments for Educational Evaluation
    • On-Site Bootcamps for End-Users